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Molly Flagg Knudtsen Papers in conjunction with the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0540
The Molly Flagg Knudtsen Papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, University of Nevada Press sales correspondence concerning her books, and miscellaneous publications by and about her, with accompanying correspondence and manuscript drafts.

Dates

  • 1964-2002
  • Majority of material found within 1985 - 1989

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

The Molly Flagg Knudtsen Papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, University of Nevada Press sales correspondence concerning her books, and miscellaneous publications by and about her, with accompanying correspondence and manuscript drafts.

Biographical Note

Thyrza Benson (Molly) Flagg was born into a wealthy family on September 15, 1915, in New York City. Her 1937 marriage to Robert Gibb ended with a Reno divorce. She married Richard (Dick) Magee in Fallon in 1942 and raised Herefords on their Grass Valley Ranch. Later, she married Bill Knudtsen. She founded the Austin Historical Society and Chamber of Commerce and became a trustee of the Nevada State Museum. She helped found the Nevada Archaeological Survey in 1968. She published two books about Grass Valley: Here is Our Valley and Under the Mountain. Proceeds from the University of Nevada Press's edition of Here is Our Valley benefit the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture. Knudtsen served as a University of Nevada System Regent from 1960-1980. She was awarded an honorary doctorate degree for her work in helping establish the UNR Department of Anthropology and the Desert Research Institute. She also supported the establishment of the University of Nevada Press and served as Chair of the College of Agriculture Citizens Advisory Committee. The Knudtsen Resources Center on Valley Road in Reno was named in her honor in 1980. She received the Distinguished Nevadan Award from the Board of Regents in 1994. She died in Reno on July 24, 2001.

Arrangement

The Max C. Fleischman College of Agriculture Molly Flagg Knudtsen Papers are arranged in three series: 1. Biographical Material; 2. Book Sales Records & University Press of Nevada; 3. Publications.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Nevada Cooperative Extension.

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to University Archives Archival Images: UNRA-P3598.
Title
A Guide to the Molly Flagg Knudtsen Papers in conjunction with the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture
Status
completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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University of Nevada, Reno
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